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Thankful Thursday: Best Christmas Songs

December 9, 2010

Morning all! Anyone else sleep like a baby last night? I normally spring out of bed in the morning but today was a little slower and more reluctant.

(Random: I’ve never hit the snooze button. Once I’m up, I’m up, even if that doesn’t mean I want to get out of bed. The girl upstairs hits snooze 5 times every morning. I know that because I can hear her phone vibrating through the ceiling. Oh, old apartment buildings…)

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Every year, I’m thankful for Christmas music. If you’re having a bad day, nothing lifts the spirits like a mandatory sing along with Mariah Carey.

Children have so much to be thankful for at Christmas — Santa, for one! — and the entire Charlie Brown soundtrack perfectly sums up the innocence of the season.

While living in Korea, I was thankful to be surrounded by good friends on Christmas (flashback to Christmas 2008 in Seoul). Still, Judy Garland’s version of ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ always tugged at my heartstrings.

I’m thankful at Christmas to live in a safe, peaceful place. It’s easy to forget the billions of people who don’t — and may never — know that kind of security.

Most of all, I’m thankful for Christmas music that stops you in your tracks and completely surrounds you with its beauty. Thanks, Josh Groban.

Coming up tonight: Thankful Thursday: Worst Christmas Songs. 😀

What are your favorite Christmas songs?

5 Comments leave one →
  1. December 9, 2010 7:54 am

    These are all some of my favorites too!!! Great picks!!

  2. December 9, 2010 7:59 am

    I LOVE that Mariah Carey song. It’s one of my all-time favorites. Actually, I love most Christmas music … sure, the lyrics don’t always apply since I’m Jewish, but the meaning and spirit behind them can speak to anyone 🙂

  3. December 9, 2010 9:12 am

    I’m thankful for a lot of things this morning, but I have to say that Christmas music isn’t one that comes to mind. Don’t get me wrong – unlike most of my family, I love it when it pops up, but it’s never something I think to seek out… maybe it’s that whole being Jewish thing 🙂

    I’m right there with you on the snooze, though. I always get right out of bed – though my husband could push that little button all morning long…

    By the way, I’ve got a giveaway going on that I thought – given the general nature of your blog – you might be interested in. My first giveaway ever 🙂


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